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August 31, 1744 John Houstoun born, St. George's Parish
  John Houstoun, Patriot
August 31, 1864 Battle of Jonesboro (Jonesborough)
September 1, 1864
  Clayton County, Georgia
  William Tecumseh Sherman
August 31, 1886 Earthquake shakes Georgia. With an epicenter near Charleston, South Carolina, this massive earthquake laid waste to the coastal colonial city. It was felt across much of the northern and eastern sections of Georgia and cracked the Tybee Lighthouse and moved the lens an inch and a half to the northeast.
  Earthquakes that have struck Georgia
August 31, 1916 William Adamson [D-GA.] introduces the Adamson Act legislation, calling for an 8 hour workday and overtime pay.
  William Charles Adamson
August 31, 1965 The Atlanta Times announces its own demise.
August 31, 1981 Georgia Bulldog running back Herschel Walker appears on the cover of Sports Illustrated
August 31, 1988 Delta Flight 1141 crashes during take-off at Dallas-Fort Worth Airport
  Delta Air Lines
August 31, 1996 Georgia Lottery leaves the Powerball and joins The Big Game
  Georgia Lottery
August 31, 2005 Long lines at the gas pump and high prices are the major effect of Hurricane Katrina in Georgia
  Hurricane Katrina
August 31, 2010 Decatur's Paste Magazine, a national music magazine, calls it quits amid falling revenue.
  DeKalb County, Georgia
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